Another wild flower ID

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  1. luciusmaximus

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    Found this growing by the shed. Can someone id it, please?
     
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    Sorry :dunno:but a seed must have been dropped by the birds i dont know if its a weed or a plant someone i am sure will know
     
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      Garlic Mustard/Jack by the Hedge. They go a bit 'spikey' on top like that on top after flowering for a while.

      If pulling it out as a 'weed', check first there's no Orange Tip butterfly eggs on it.
       
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        I thought that's what it was but the leaves seem different to the images I found of Jack by the hedge. I have no intention of pulling it out. We do have orange top butterflies here, saw one yesterday.
         
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        They change in shape as they get taller and flower/run to seed. This is one near near my shed

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        Prior to flowering

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          We get them all over our garden and always check before removing. :blue thumb:
           
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            Since it is one of the most common roadside weeds around here, we pull it out in the garden long before any butterfly can lay eggs on it without worrying. It really is a seed weed of the first order if you let it set seed.
             
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